Today, Friday 22nd of June is a notable milestone! Why is that you ask? Because it marks the day of the 20th post in the Friday Funnies series. That’s right, Friday Funnies has survived 20 weeks and it’s still going strong which makes me a happy blogger because I now know it makes you guys happy. And if you’re happy then I have every reason to be happy.
So what do I have for you today? After rifling through my many emails I came across an old joke that has been reworked a little. The joke was funny when I heard it all those years ago and it’s even funnier today because modern technology makes it more believable.
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The Aldi Doctor
One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I’d better see a doctor.”
“Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Mike replies. “There’s a diagnostic computer down at Aldi’s Supermarket. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what’s wrong and what to do about it. It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars. A lot cheaper than a doctor.”
So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Aldi’s.
He deposits ten dollars and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits.
Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:
“You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks. Thank you for shopping at Aldi’s.”
That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure.
Joe hurries back to Aldi’s, eager to check the results. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results.